Read: The Razor’s Edge

I know. I know, I know, I know, I know, I know. I’ve read this book about a hundred times. And I will read it again. One of my all time favorites. Not only do I like the period and the locations, but I love the Larry Darrell character. I want to BE that character, but the truth is I’m so far from that guy it’s not even funny. So, I keep reading hoping that one day I might have a breakthrough, or more likely, a break down. Either way I might finally find what I’m searching for.

You ever have a moment when you think “There has to be more to life than this.” Typically this happens in line at the DMV or at the gate when your flight has been delayed for eleven hours for no particular reason. Me, I have these moments when things are GOOD. The Razor’s Edge is beautifully written, loaded with good story and character and is also a fairly decent movie staring Bill Murray as Larry Darrell. The movie flopped big time which tells you it’s pretty good. Buy it, read it and then read it again.

8 Comments on “Read: The Razor’s Edge”

  1. I read this a long time ago. I remember it being a great “adventure” book into addition to a book that makes you think. I, too, like the time period and the romanticism of it all.

    I know about the Bill Murray version, though not sure I’ve ever seen it. I still do catch the 1946 version with Tyrone Power on TCM every now and again.

  2. I have some FABULOUS stories ABOUT people and connections and THIS book. There is also the earlier movie from 1946 with Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. None of the movies do justice to the book and I am not sure of anything I know that CAN do justice to the book. I also read, “Of Human Bondage” by Maugham . Of course he wrote it in 1915 and then The Razor’s Edge in 1944. In ‘Of Human Bondage’, I could actually see the beginnings of the same sort of ideas he obviously later distilled so brilliantly in The Razor’s Edge. I could write a whole book about the connections THAT book has made in my life. Funny, when I started reading it, I was kind of disenchanted with the set up, but then it hit this moment where suddenly I was like, WOW. This is the most amazing book I have ever read and subsequently had increasingly more WOW moments throughout it.

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